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Today 60 percent of Moroccans reside in urban areas, as opposed to 35 percent in 1970. By 2050, nearly three-quarters of the country’s population will be living in cities.

Urbanization in Myanmar is still in an early phase with slightly less than one-third of the population living in cities. This presents an enormous opportunity for the country. Cities are engines of growth and prosperity, which facilitate industries to grow jobs, services and innovations.

On 8 April 2019, a Round Table was held in the The Hague, for the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development and its Task Force on Green Urbanization and Environmental Improvement. This is the report of the Round Table.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Janesh Mahajan Vs State of Himachal Pradesh & Others dated 31/05/2019 regarding construction of hotel in cantonment area of Chamba District, Himachal Pradesh. According to the application, such construction is in violation of the municipal laws.

North Delhi Municipal Corporation’s pilot project to decongest Ajmal Khan Road in Karol Bagh got a fillip on Wednesday, with the Delhi high court backing it.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Giriraj Parikrama Sanrakshan Sansthan & Others Vs Department of Environment & Forests & Others dated 29/05/2019 regarding renovation of an old three storeyed guest house in Radha Kund, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. On renovation, this guest house would facilitate the stay of pilgrims who visit Parikarma Marg, Goverdhan/Giriraj Parvat.

Illegal parking of cars on pavements and footpaths drew the ire of Delhi high court recently, prompting it to direct agencies to crack the whip so that public streets can be reclaimed.

The National Green Tribunal has formed a committee to monitor compliance of conditions in the environment and forest clearances by ISKCON in Mathura where the organisation is building a 70-storey t

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Deepak Datta Vs Govt. of NCT of Delhi dated 21/05/2019 regarding illegal running of banquet halls in Punjabi Bagh, Delhi. Report submitted by a Joint Committee comprising of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), the District Magistrate, Punjabi Bagh and the North Delhi Municipal Corporation states that only eight banquet halls were inspected, though there are many others in the area. They could not produce building plans/maps. None of them have authorized parking arrangement.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Praveen Kakar & Others Vs Ministry of Environment & Forests & Others dated 21/05/2019 regarding encroachment of green areas, extraction of ground water and violation of other statutory norms by M/s Ansal Properties and Infrastructure Ltd., Sushant Lok, Phase-I, Gurgaon, Haryana.

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